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Welcome

School starts tomorrow, Tuesday September 2nd at 8:45am.  When students and families arrive they will see Hawley staff on the playground with large grade level signs.  Once students have found the appropriate grade level the staff will help make sure they line up with the appropriate classroom.  There will be many staff around to provide assistance, please feel free to ask for any help.

The school day is 8:45am until 3:30pm.   Students who have been designated as pick-up after school will be lined up by the fence on the playground near the playground equipment (the Tot-lot).

Also remember that  Camp Hawley will start tomorrow morning.  In order for a student to participate in the before and after school program they need to have their paper for the program filled out and turned in, the $5.00 registration fee paid, and a payment towards the camp services.  Camp is a prepay program and we accept cash or check.  If you had a credit from last spring it will be added to your account.  If you owed from last spring the account needs to be balanced before paperwork will be accepted for this year.

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The staff at Hawley Environmental School would like to welcome the following individuals to our school as they join the Hawley Environmental team:

-          Mr.Kelvin Robinson (Principal)

-           Dr.Anita Sparks (Regional Superintendent)

-          Kerri Sutton (3rd Grade teacher)

-          Doug Kuepper (Music Teacher)

-           Ganon Coates (Paraprofessional)

As we start off a new year at Hawley please say hello to the new staff and welcome them to the Hawley community.

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The staff at Hawley Environmental School would like to thank the GE volunteers and the Milwaukee Bucks volunteers for all the amazing work they did at our school this past week. It was truly amazing to see so many people helping to rejuvenate the interior, exterior, and grounds of the school.  Thank you very much for all your hard work.

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Two weeks from today, Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 students will be back in school.  Are you ready?  Make sure you check the Hawley school supply list located on the website.

We will also be having “Staggered Attendance” for students in Early Childhood,K4 and K5, for the first few days so make sure you check your mail if you have student in one of those grades with further details.

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Hawley Environmental School’s before and after school recreation program “Camp Hawley” will start the first day of school.  The program starts in the morning at 7:00am and continues after school until 6:00pm.  In order for a student to take part in the program they need to have all of their Camp Hawley paperwork filled out and turned in with the $5.00 registration fee and the first payment.   Camp Hawley is a prepay program.  For more information please check on the Camp Hawley page on our website.

Paper work:

Camp Hawley Registration Form

Camp Hawley Emergency and Health Forms

Camp Hawley Provider Number

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As we start the 2014-2015 academic year, the Hawley PTO would like to invite any interested parents and guardians to attend the upcoming PTO meeting on Monday, September 8 at 6:30 pm.

Back To School2014 PTO

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Hawley Families,

We hope you are having a safe and enjoyable summer so far. To help ease into the new school year, we have the following information for all our families on the school website.

- Hawley School supply list will be posted:

            2014-15 Student Supply List

- We will be hosting a K4 Parent Orientation for new and returning families on August 27th. There will be two sessions in the evening. Session 1 5:00-5:45 & Session 2 5:45-6:30. Plan on attending one of the sessions. Please refer to the attached flyer with details.

              K4 Parent Orientation Letter

- Hawley will also be having “Staggered Attendance” for students in Early Childhood,K4 and K5. We will be sending out a flyer with more details regarding attendance dates and schedules.

Be sure to check your mail as we will be sending home packets containing copies of supply list, K4 orientation and staggered attendance information.

Please contact school office at 256-8500 with any questions or concerns.

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Check out and listen to the radio interview that aired live today on 89.7 Milwaukee Public Radio about Hawley Environmental School and the Aquaponics  Lab.  Great Job Caroline and Eli!!!
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Students from Ms.Gale’s class enjoy a day at the zoo!
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Our first interview regarding our Aquaponics Lab with Milwaukee Public Radio (MPR) was a great success!!!  Two of our Camp Hawley Aquaponics Club members shared information about the process of helping design the lab, the importance of maintaining the lab, and the pride the have in knowing that they will have left a positive mark on Hawley Environmental School.
GREAT JOB CAROLINE AND ELI and the rest of the Aquaponics club!!!!
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Mrs.Lens’ 4th grade class races to get some gardening done
before the storm rolls in on Monday, May 12th. 
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Check out some pictures of Hawley students learning about bike safety as they enjoy the outdoors!
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The Milwaukee Public Radio (MPR) will be coming to Hawley to talk with Mr.McEvilly, Mrs.Zylstra, and  Mr.Delaney, as well as Jesse Hull and Molly Stanek from Imagine Aquaponics about Hawley and the new, almost finished, Aquaponics lab on Friday, May 16th!
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Due to the weather forecast, the PTO grill out scheduled for Thursday, May 15th @ 5:30-7:00pm has been cancelled.  It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 21st @ 5:30-7:00pm.  If you have any questions please contact the school office at 256-8500.
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Aquaponics club update:
The water is flowing and our fish should be here soon!
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Reminder to Hawley families to promote to your students their earning of Positively Hawley green tickets so that we can reach our school goal of 5,000 earned tickets before the Jacobus Park Clean-up day on June 6th.
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AWESOME JOB AT THIS YEARS SCIENCE FAIR!!!
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AND A SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO 5th GRADER CAROLINE VANDERVEST WHO WON 3rd PRIZE OUT OF ALL
THE STUDENTS IN THE FAIR!!!
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CONGRATULATIONS to our 5th Grade Track Team!!!
- Keshae Taylor = 3rd place in the Boy’s 70M Dash
- Chris Smith = 3rd place in the Boy’s 100M Dash
- Elijah Barnett = 3rd place in the Boy’s 200M Dash
- Yasmeen Hunt = 2nd place in the Girl’s 400M Run
- Perrion Crawford = 3rd place in the Boy’s 400M Run
 - Elexius Smith = 1st place in the Girl’s Standing Long Jump
- Frank Easley = 4th place in the Boy’s Standing Long Jump
- Vincent Clifton = 2nd place in the Boy’s Standing Hop-Step-Jump
- Kaili Marshall= 4th place in the Girl’s Softball Throw
- Akira Williams, Taliya Smith, Sidney Dugas, & Angel Minger = 1st place in the 200M Shuttle Relay
- Caroline Vandervest, Sonia Ness, Frank Easley, & Kendrall Green = 3rd place in the 400M Shuttle Relay
Nice Job everyone!!!

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With everyone talking about Aquaponics, it makes sense that Hawley Environmental School should have Aquaponics as part of it’s programming.  At this time, through the collaboration of Mrs.Zylstra, Mr.McEvilly, and Mr.Delaney with Jesse Hull and Molly Stanek from Imagine Aquaponics, 3rd through 5th graders who have been taking part in the Camp Hawley Aquaponics club have worked with professionals to design a new Aquaponics lab in the Hawley Green House.

Below are some pictures of the Green House currently and a link to a draft of how the Aquaponics lab will look.  Also there is a letter from Jesse and Molly providing a little background about themselves, the company the represent, and Aquaponics:

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Imagine AP writeup for Hawley School

Also click to check out the Imagine Aquaponics website:

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Congratulations to 2nd grader, Ahnu Xiong, on winning 1st place in the

2nd grade division of the 2013-2014 Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest.

 

Ahnu Xiong

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The MPS School Fair was a great success and we have already had many new students enroll for next year.  Remember if you or someone you know wants to enroll a student to Hawley for the 2014-2015 academic year you can do so online at:

http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/registration.html

Don’t hesitate, make sure that your student has the placement you want next year!!!

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Students will be voting on Wednesday, February 5th on what movie will be played at the PTO Friday film night.  Stay tuned for results!!!

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Starting on Thursday, February 6th Mad Science will transition to the PM for Camp Hawley instead of the morning.  The new time will be 4pm-5pm.

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If you are thinking about Hawley Environmental for your future K4 student, then check out our brochure that has all sorts of important information.  Please click on the link below.

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Just in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics, check out Mrs.Lens’ 4th grade class as they are being risk-takers and trying something new at the Pettit Ice Center.  For many of the students it was the first time they put on a pair of ice skates.  They are learning all about the hard work and determination it takes to be an Olympian as they relate this experience to current worldwide events.

 

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On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 Hawley 5th graders took part in Biz Town.  Check out some photographs of our students working hard as they reflect and become more knowledgeable about what makes a town ran smoothly!

 

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SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014

Remember that we do have school on Friday, January 31, 2014.  Originally Friday, January 31, was a no student day but due to the weather it is a student day.

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As our 5th graders start their science unit on the Water Cycle they explore a local water site with our partners at the Urban Ecology center.

 

Volunteer Booklets can be printed from the Parents page of our school website.  Please read through the booklet and fillout the volunteer forms.  As a staff, we really do appreciate and need the support of our Hawley community to make sure we provide our students with the best possible educational experiences.

We look forward to your volunteering!!!

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The 2013-2014 Family School manuals are being sent home with students today or tomorrow.  Please make sure that you look over them and return any forms that need to be signed.  You can also find the Family School Manual in PDF form below.

 

2013-2014family-school-manual

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Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 15th and 17th after school.  Please make sure you are returning your letters with your preferred time to meet with your student’s teacher.  If you do not return a letter and do not talk with your student’s teacher you will not be scheduled for a conference.  We ask that parents please adhere to there scheduled times.  If you have any questions please contact your student’s teacher.

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Starting on October 14th, 2013 there will be an overlap between Governance Council and PTO meetings to better foster communication between the school and parents.

Governance Council meetings will start at 5:30pm in the library with Governance Council members only.  At 6:15pm the Governance Council will join the PTO in the gym at the start of their meeting to share information and increase communication within the community.  This will allow parents the opportunity to obtain a better understanding of all the happenings at Hawley.

Remember all parents are welcome to take part in the PTO!!! 

The dates for the upcoming meetings are:

October 14

November 11

December 2

Jan 13

Feb 10

March 10

April 7

May 12

June 9

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MAD SCIENCE will be starting in CAMP HAWLEY on Thursday, September 26th @7:30-8:30.  It will continue throughout the year on every other Thursday.  Any questions contact Mr.Delaney

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As we continue with our 2nd week of school we encourage families to fill out the volunteer forms that should be coming home within the next few days.  Remember our goal is for parents to volunteer at least 5 hours throughout the year.

Also, ask your student about what special activities their teacher has planned for next weeks FUN FRIDAY event.

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MAPs testing has started for our students.  Make sure they get plenty of sleep and are well rested.

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Check out the Camp Hawley page for further explanation on the new payment procedures and costs.   Camp Hawley

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In the spring, Mr.McEvilly took a group of Hawley 4th and 5th graders to participate in a citywide Science fair at the Milwaukee County Zoo.  Below are some of the pictures for this awesome experience.

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In the spring, our 1st graders went on a fieldtrip to Havenwoods…check out some of the pictures.

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Thanks to everyone who helped with our GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN_UP DAY/EARTH DAY event.  It was a great success!!!

Hawley Environmental students, staff, families, and volunteers arrive to clean up local parks and the neighborhood!!!

Hawley Environmental students, staff, families, and volunteers arrive to clean up local parks and the neighborhood!!!

 

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Congratulations to Dasson Macklin for winning our school’s 5th grade 2012-2013 School Encouragement Award!!!!

5th grade winner of School Encouragement Award

5th grade winner of School Encouragement Award

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5th grader showing healthy lungs

One of Mrs.Zylstra’s 5th graders showing off her poster on healthy lungs!!!

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What Does it mean to be an Environmental School? 

At Hawley Environmental School our goal is to create and foster a learning community to educate globally-minded, environmentally conscious, self-motivated learners.  Through the collaboration of students, families, staff, community members, and business partners, we will develop individuals with a strong academic foundation and the high level, critical thinking skills essential to be successful lifelong learners.

 

 

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Tours of Hawley Environmental School are now available  for prospective families and students for the 2013-2014 academic year.  If you are interested please contact our secretary at 256-8500.   Don’t wait too long because classrooms are filling up!!!

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As the weather continues to change daily make sure that your student has appropriate clothing and gear.  Remember this is Wisconsin!

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Camp Hawley’s tutoring program is underway!

If you are interested in having your student receive tutoring please stop by the Camp Hawley office before or after school and talk with one of the staff members.  We will be basing support on recommendations from the classroom teachers and district Universal Screeners.

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Hawley Environmental School is an MPS Instrumentality Charter and IB Candidate Elementary School serving grades K4 through 5th. Our school has a special focus on Environmental Education. We have a school greenhouse, weekly environmental education classes, school gardens and other special programs and resources to support our special environmental focus.

We offer an educational program that is centered on the global child of the 21st century. A strong academic curriculum and a professional teaching staff ensure all students achieve academic success. Our school has a solid history of academic achievement based on the state Wisconsin Knowledge and Academics Examination (WKCE).